Survey of Patent, Copyright, Trademark

Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 10/64
Credits: 4
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TR
  • 0800-0950
  • SL298
01/24/2023 04/27/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

The principal aim of this course in intellectual property is to provide a general grounding in copyright, patent, and trademark law, as well as certain of their common law antecedents and cousins such as trade secret law and unfair competition. The course will touch briefly on the main policies and theories motivating IP law, including utilitarianism and natural rights theories. This course is appropriate both for a single exposure to intellectual property law and as an introductory course to advanced courses and seminars.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Students who have completed two or more of the following courses should not take this course: Copyright Law (Law 8009), Patent Law (Law 8010), Trademark Law (Law 7047), Trade Secret Law (Law 7200)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM